The next Lehman moment

Aberdeen Standard Investments

In some ways the regulatory response that followed in the years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers has been a success. The days of racy balance sheets chasing outsized profits on wafer thin capital are largely over; replaced by a mantra of prudence and bread-and-butter lending to the real economy. Show More

You would have seen the images: identikit tower blocks reaching for the skies; skeletal cranes standing idle; lifeless apartment blocks amid the detritus of...

Aberdeen Standard Investments

You would have seen the images: identikit tower blocks reaching for the skies; skeletal cranes standing idle; lifeless apartment blocks amid the detritus of construction. Photo editors used to turn to these images to illustrate China's so-called 'ghost cities'. Of late, they seem increasingly apt in indicating a broader malaise:... Show More

Dr Nouriel Roubini says a number of risks to economic growth have declined over the last year, but the risk for advanced economies remains on the downside

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Dr Nouriel Roubini says a number of risks to economic growth have declined over the last year, but the risk for advanced economies remains on the downside. Speaking at Aberdeen Asset Management's Investment Conference in New York, Roubini said risks such as a Eurozone collapse, deflation in the US and... Show More

Trends in sentiment and volatility suggest complacency

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Trends in sentiment and volatility suggest complacency. One of the consequences of central bank policies may be markets characterised by low levels of volatility. Some financial commentators have even talked about the death of volatility. At the same time, investor sentiment has hit bullish 10-year highs last witnessed in August... Show More

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